Welcome to All Saints Church, Witley

All Saints Church, Witley, Surrey

Happy New Year!

At the start of 2018 we look forward to a great year at All Saints. A new Vicar will emerge and become part of our Parish. There will be baptisms and weddings to celebrate and of course, some funerals. Along with our usual pattern of services and regular weekly events these all make us part of the world wide Christian family, worshipping and serving God 'twenty-four-seven'.

In the church during the week people drop in for various reasons and many of them are Witley folk who have moved away. They tell us that they or members of their family were in the choir, went to Witley School, were married here or have relatives in the churchyard. This rich pattern of those who come from near and far remind us that we are just one small part of the kingdom of heaven on earth. Since the year 1AD and looking into the future, the people of God will continue on their journey in many different ways, but all with one purpose - to live a Christian life style with Jesus, the way, the truth and life at the centre.

Unfortunately our church has a huge wooden door, which, while being very old and attractive in its own way can be a physical barrier to those who have never entered All Saints before - don't let it be like that. Turn the handle, push the door and come in, all are welcome. Inside you will find a building that is filled with the prayers of 1000 years, a wall painting that is 900 years old, a 700-year-old Lady Chapel with medieval stained glass, signs of the conflict in the 16th and 17th century with an unfinished memorial tablet in the sanctuary and several other family memorials. The 18th century put in a gallery which was removed by the Victorians who added so much more, including a whole aisle on the North Side. The Victorians with three generations of Chandler Vicars built the organ, the bell tower and the vestry. They refurbished the chancel ceiling, floor and altar and put up memorials to the eminent people of the day as they passed on. The beginning of the 20th century completed the collection of stained glass windows and introduced the pews we have now, instead of the previous box pews. All Saints is full of history reflecting the needs of the generations who have worshipped here before us. There have been many changes in the past few years which help us now to use the church on a daily basis for many different groups.

Please do come inside and explore and have time for yourself, the church is open in daylight hours. Or come and meet with others to worship or chat everyone is welcome.

COMING UP IN 2018
Sun 7th Jan
8:00am - Holy Communion
9.45am - All Saints Together
2.30PM - JOODS

Sun 21st Jan
11:30am - Meeting for couples marrying at All Saints in 2018

Sat 3rd Feb
Quiz Night at the Clockhouse



If anyone would like to speak to Ann, please ring or email and we will endeavour to meet you as soon as we can.

The All Saints Parish Office, is in the grounds of Witley Infant School, opposite the Church.

Wishing you every blessing

Vicar TBC         Ann Fraser
            Vicar TBC                               Ann Fraser



The parish of Witley is made up of the villages of Witley, Brook, Wormley and Sandhills. The Parish Church of All Saints dates from about 1040 and is situated just off the main Petworth Road (A283) in Church Lane, opposite the White Hart public house. Witley CofE Infant School is opposite the church and has close links with it.

Apart from a regular pattern of worship on Sundays and Holy Days, the church serves the whole parish and after recent refurbishment is available every day for a variety of uses. The door is open in daylight hours for anyone who may wish to spend a quiet few moments or longer in the peace and quiet of this ancient building.

The mission of the church in Witley is to bring the love of God to all who live and work there. The church is open to all people, and here to serve the entire parish. Everyone is welcome at all services and other events and anyone is welcome to use the space in church for their own charitable or social events where appropriate. Click here for more information on using the church for your event.

If you are new to the area you are very welcome! There are a wide range of activities going on around the church that may interest you.

A team of Pastoral Assistants visit the housebound, take Communion to those who can't get to church for whatever reason, and generally help the clergy keep an eye on pastoral needs.

Ann would be pleased to talk with and welcome you. Enjoy the web-site!

Please feel free to click on the links above or on the right to find out more about us.

Be sure to visit our Parish News section which is updated weekly.

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